City of Bones (The Mortal Instruments - Book 1) by Cassandra Clare
My rating: 2 out of 5 stars
I did not really care for this book and do not understand all the hype. It is considered a young adult book, but that does not sway my judgement. It is not like I only read literary masterpieces all the time. I get just as excited about a new Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) book or Twilight book as I do Cutting for Stone or The Winds of War.
To me, this book seemed very one dimensional. Lots of action with superficial character development. I did not care about the characters. They were not likeable to me. So I did not really cared what happened to them.
Now with that said, I will disclaimer this review with the fact that I "read" this book by listening to it on CD. And I really did not care for the narrarator who made the characters sound like a bunch of whiny, bratty kids. So would I feel differently if I read it? Maybe. But I am not going to spend the time to find out.